Across The Waves Exhibition


Designed by Joanne Byrne at Freelance

Client: EPIC Irish Emigration Museum, Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade

Interpretive Design: Heather Dowling

Research & Editorial: Angela Byrne

Print: Display Contracts

Photography : Alex Foster

Categories: Environmental / Exhibition

Industry: Cultural

The Across The Waves exhibition tells the long story of Irish people’s lives at sea through compelling case studies representing the Irish diaspora from c.1600–present.

The exhibition identity uses fluorescent orange, commonly used at sea for its high visibility, set over a blue wave-inspired pattern. Fluorescent vinyl titles were applied to the matt printed panels, along with small circles highlighting the introductory paragraph on each panel.

The exhibition was launched in the stone-clad vaults of the chq building before being displayed in various Irish Embassies around the world.